Santa & Song, Summer & Shakespeare
Sizzling sausages, it’s time to dig out the tinsel!
It’s the season of The Santa Claus Show. Tim Bray Productions’ team is busy creating the set and props for the theatre company’s annual Christmastime play. Tim Raby (aka Santa) is dusting off his red suit and The PumpHouse Christmas tree is sparkling in the theatre foyer – let the festivities commence!
A play in a car
Midway through December, a young theatre company will stage Riding in Cars With (mostly straight) Boys. The play is performed inside a car outside in our courtyard while audience members sit on the surrounding deck. This show was a hit at Auckland’s Fringe Festival 2014 so we’re very keen to see it.
Christmas Carols in the Amphitheatre
The PumpHouse Community Choir and North Shore Chorale perform everyone’s favourite Christmas songs which you can sing along to and, like last year, it’s free entry for under 12s. We’ll give you a songbook to sing from – just bring your voices. If you’re lucky Tiger The PumpHouse Cat will make an appearance – he loves the sound of his own voice.
Shakespeare in the Park returns in January with A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Love’s Labour’s Lost. Two of the Bard’s popular comedies, just perfect for an evening of theatre under the stars.
Drama Programme for kids
Our January Summer Drama Programme runs for two weeks and caters for two age groups; 6-11 years and 12-16 years. Five self-contained, one day, drama workshops are designed to give children a variety of drama skills within the unique setting of a working theatre.
Tech workshop for beginners
Theatre tech expert Anton Reinauer will be back at the end of January with his 2-day introductory workshop covering the basics of lighting and sound. Places are limited so if you’re keen to get some tech skills under your belt be sure to book your place soon.
If you’re in town, you must come down and catch a show, ho ho ho!